PORT AND TERMINAL OPERATOR RECOGNISED IN SERVICE SECTOR CATEGORY
Deputy Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today awarded the prestigious Dubai Human Development Award (DHDA) for 2008 to DP World’s UAE Region in the Service Sector category, for its intensive efforts to recruit and develop national talent at its flagship Jebel Ali Terminals.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of DP World, UAE Region, and Mohammed Ali Ahmed, Director of Strategic Planning, Human Resources and Business Support, DP World, UAE Region, accepted the award at a ceremony held today at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice- President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED) established the award to encourage Dubai-based establishments to invest in Emiratisation. In its citation, DHDA commended DP World, UAE Region for its “commitment to Emiratisation and its results-oriented human development programme.” This marks the second consecutive year that the organisation has recognized DP World, UAE Region for its efforts to develop human capital.
UAE nationals hold key management positions across DP World, in the fields of general administration, finance, marketing, customer services, engineering, marine services and project management, among others. The company runs development programmes to suit a range new and prospective employees, from high school graduates to diploma and degree holders.
Mohammed Al Muallem, SVP and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said:
“We are delighted that UAE region’s outstanding efforts to develop the talent and skills of Emirati nationals and other staff have been recognized in this way. A commitment to expanding the opportunities and experience of our people is common to all levels of the organisation, across the world. We see this important award therefore as affirming our approach to talent management globally, as we as here in our home base of Dubai.”
Mohammed Ali Ahmed, Director of Strategic Planning, Human Resources and Business Support, DP World, UAE Region, said:
“The Dubai Human Development Award is an important milestone in DP World, UAE Region’s efforts to promote UAE workforce development. We are proactive in our search for UAE nationals with the aptitude and enthusiasm to work in this challenging and fast-paced industry. To this end, we have established partnerships with a number of local colleges, and regularly sponsor promising students in various fields. DP World, UAE Region’s development programmes match training and skills development to job requirements, offering those who join us the prospect of a long and successful career.”
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